Forged stamps of British Guiana

1850

Cottonreels

 
British_Guiana_1850_4c_Genuine
British_Guiana_1850_8c_Genuine

1852-1856

Sailing Ship

 
British_Guiana_1952_1c_Genuine
British_Guiana_1852_4c_Genuine
British_Guiana_1856_1c_Genuine
British_Guiana_1856_4c_Winter_Forgery

1853-1876

Sailing Ship ‘ Sandbach’

 
British_Guiana_1860_1c_Genuine
British_Guiana_1860_Ship_1c_Genuine
British_Guiana_1860_Ship_4c_Forgery
British_Guiana_1860_1c_Forgery2
British_Guiana_1860_24c_Forgery
British_Guiana_1863-75_Sandbach_6c_Forgery
British_Guiana_Sandbach_Fantasy

1862

Provisionals

 
British_Guiana_1862_1cent_Genuine
British_Guiana_1862_2cents_Genuine
British_Guiana_1862_4cents_Genuine

1881-1889

Sailing Ship ‘Sandbach’ surcharged

 
British_Guiana_Bogus_1_on_Official_Forgery
British_Guiana_Sandbach_16c-official_Forgery
British_Guiana_1888_Sailing-Ship-Surcharged_40cents_Forgery
British_Guiana_1888_Sailing-Ship-Surcharged_2dollars_Panelli_Forgery
British_Guiana_1888_Sailing-Ship-Surcharged_3dollars_Panelli_Forgery
British_Guiana_1888_Sailing-Ship-Surcharged_4dollars_Panelli_Forgery

1921

King George V

 
British_Guiana_96cents_Madame_Joseph_Forgery

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  • 1-5. The “Cotton-reels”, 1850,51. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87. Fournier and other forgeries and Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33. (Yvert 1-4). Forgeries of the 4c (2,3), 8c, 12c stamps, reprints and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.147-49,60 (last paragraph). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.83. Fraudulent postmarks on Reprints of the 2c and 4c,black on orange: L.N.& M. Williams, “Is it a Reprint?”, Stamp Review, Vol. 1 (October 1937): 21,22,35,36, more at Vol. 2 (January 1938): 20-22, at p.35. Robson Lowe, The Oswald Schröder Forgeries, p.14. Stamps that are not initialed are remainders: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 6,7. Ship and Motto issue of 1852. Reprints: Alumnus, “Notes on Reprints”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 37 (August-September 1944): 27-29,35; A.D. Ferguson, “The Postage Stamps of British Guiana”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 50 (November 1941): 212-17. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.149,50. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmark, reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33 (Yvert 5,6). Forgeries, reprints and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.149-51. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.83. The 1865 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.26; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, p.23; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 8-12. Seal issues, 1853-60. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.149,50. Forgeries and reprints: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33 (Yvert 7-11). Reprints of the 1c vermilion and the 4c with white line: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog, note following No.11; Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, p.160. 1865 Reprints: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.26; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalogue of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, p.23. Reprints and forgeries: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.84.
  • 13-16. Typeset issue of 1856. Alfred J. Branston, “Damus Petimus que Vicissim”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 77 (October-December 1985): 273,74. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.149,50. Fournier forgery and postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.33 (Yvert 12-14). Forgeries of the 4c (14-16) and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.151,52. Peter Winter forgeries and fraudulent postmarks: Robson Lowe, “The House of Stamps”, Stamp Magazine (U.K.), Vol. 60 (January 1994): 65- 69. Winter fake of the 1c made from the 4c magenta: Patrick Pearson, “British Guiana ‘Four Cents’ and ‘One Cent’ of 1856”, The London Philatelist, Vol.109 (April 2000): 108-21; Rob Haeseler, “German forger owns 1 cent Magenta contender; experts continue technical study of stamp”, Linn’s Stamp News (April 26, 1999): 1; Rob Haeseler’s report continued, “1 cent Magenta pretender is fake, says Royal”, Linn’s Stamp News (June 21, 1999): 1; Rob Haeseler, “Royal tells why it flunked 1 cent Magenta contender”, Linn’s Stamp News (July 3, 2000): 2.
  • Design Type A5. Seal of the Colony issues, wide space between value and “Cents”, 1860-75. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.149,50. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.34 (Yvert 15-26). Five forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.161-63. Paper XIV, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.46; Forgery of No.24: Design Type A13. Small Seal issue, 1876. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.184-87. Forgery of the 12c: Winton Potnode and Fred F. Seifert, “Another British Guiana Forgery”, British Caribbean Philatelic Journal, Vol.8 (February 1968): 7. Unwatermarked forgeries and faked 96c made from the 1881 provisional: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.85,86. 1865 Reprint of the 1c pink: Edward Denny Bacon, Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps And Their Characteristics, p.26; Scott Classic Specialized Catalog; Dr. Franz Kalckhoff, An Illustrated Catalog of All Known Reprints Of Officially Issued Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Post Cards, Wrappers, Etc. And How To Detect Them, p.23. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.84.
  • 35-43. Typeset issue of 1862. Fournier forgery and fraudulent postmarks: A.J. Branston, “The Forgeries of the West Indies” Stamp Collecting, Vol. 125 (October 2, 1975): 239,41. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.184-87. Fournier and other forgeries and Fournier fraudulent postmark: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.34 (Yvert 27-29). Forgeries and genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.152-160. Uninitialed stamps are remainders: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog. J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.84,85.
  • 45-49. Issue of 1863 on medium paper. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.34 (Yvert 30-32). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.85.
  • 63-71. Large Seal issues, value in black, 1863, 1866 and 1875. Forgeries of the 24c stamps: Winton Potnode and Fred F. Seifert, “British Guiana Forgeries — III”, British Caribbean Philatelic Journal, Vol. 8 (April 1968): 62,63. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.184-87. Frank Aretz, Know Your Stamps, Vol. I, pp.9,10. The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.34 (1876-82). Five forgeries, genuine and fraudulent postmarks: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.163-65. Forgeries of the 12c and 24c stamps: Paper XIV, Lowell Ragatz (editor), The Spud Papers/ An Illustrated Descriptive Catalog Of Early Philatelic Forgeries, p.46. Characteristics of the genuine stamps: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.85.
  • Design Type A13. Small Seal issue, 1876. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.184-87. Forgery of the 12c: Winton Potnode and Fred F. Seifert, “A British Guiana Forgery”, British Caribbean Philatelic Journal, Vol.7 (November 1967): 117,18. Unwatermarked forgeries and faked 96c made from the 1881 provisional: J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, pp.85,86.
  • 103-6. Typeset issue of 1882. Fournier forgery: The Serrane Guide/ Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926, p.34 (Yvert 61-64). J. Dorn (Publisher), The Forged Stamps of all Countries, p.86.
  • 112-28. Overprinted issue, 1889. A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.184- 87.
  • 129. 2c on 2c, 1889. Inverted and double surcharges are forgeries: Scott Classic Specialized Catalog.
  • 157-59. 2c Provisional stamps, 1899. Forged surcharge. Robson Lowe (editor), The Gee-Ma Forgeries, p.9.
  • 239. $1 Regular issue, 1938-52. Altered perforation: Wilson C.K. Wong, “British Guiana: 1938- 52 $1 Perforation Fake”, The London Philatelist, Vol. 100 (January-February 1991): 27.
  • Eight Madame Joseph fraudulent postmarks, 21 AU/1890 to 1940’s. Derek Worboys and Roger B. West, Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks, pp.33,34.
  • O1-O5, O6-O11. Overprinted Official stamps, 1875-77. Measurements of genuine overprints: A.R. Cowman, “The Forgeries of British Guiana”, The Stamp Lover, Vol. 25 (November 1932): 149,50, continued at (December 1932): 184-87, at pp.184-87. Forgeries of O2-O10: Reverend R.B. Earée, Album Weeds/ How to Detect Forged Stamps (Third Edition), Vol. 1, pp.165-67.

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